SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 02: Pat Cummins speaks to the media during a press conference at Sydney Cricket Ground on December 2, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Australia captain Pat Cummins has endorsed the potential overturn of David Warner's leadership ban, saying he doesn't agree with the concept of a life-long ban.

"I do have views. Fundamentally, banning someone for life I disagree with,” he told the media ahead of the first Test in Sri Lanka.

"People are allowed to learn and improve and grow. So yeah, fundamentally I disagree with that concept.

"He’s a fantastic leader around our squad here. If he has a formal role, he’d be fantastic with that as well. So if that ever came up, he’d be great."

In the wake of the 2018 'Sandpaper Gate' scandal, both David Warner and then-captain Steve Smith were banned from playing for 12 months and stripped of all leadership entitlements - Smith for two years and Warner for the rest of his career.

It was first reported last week that Cricket Australia is set to officially reconsider the merits of overturning Warner's leadership ban at the board's next meeting next month. Now Cummins' comments as captain have lumped further pressure on CA to allow him an avenue to regain an official leadership position.

The Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) will also discuss the ban at their director's meeting in July, with ACA president Shane Watson a vocal proponent of Warner's leadership being permitted.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 18: Steve Smith and David Warner of Australia celebrate in the changerooms after Australia regained the Ashes during day five of the Third Test match during the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at WACA on December 18, 2017 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Though it is unlikely Warner will play in the BBL given he has not done so since 2011, it seems administrators are taking a shot at recruiting one of the most devastating T20 franchise players in the world in a bid to rejuvenate the competition. Warner is the third-highest run-scorer in Indian Premier League (IPL) history, with 5881 runs.

With the international player draft and a window in January free from international fixtures, overturning Warner's ban is seemingly one of a range of measures to ensure high-profile names will lineup in the BBL this summer.

David Warner's wife Candice Warner told 2GB Radio last season that Warner would rather captain sides in other T20 tournaments around the globe than play in the BBL, and that he would be unlikely to ever return to the BBL if a blanket ban on his leadership is maintained.